Very welcome to join us for THE LAST CuMMA DS talk on April 17th!

It’s hard to believe it, but the 44th CuMMA Discourse Series will be the last one.
Let’s meet in the evening of April 17th for the beautiful talk by Paul Mecheril, recall the good old days and envision the future ones.

Talk with Paul Mecheril
What you fear is real? Logics of Affect and Power
17th of April, 18.00
Museum of Impossible Forms,
Kontula Shopping Centre, Keinulaudankuja 4 E, 2nd floor, lk 21, Helsinki

In migration discourses perceived threats are explicitly or implicitly called into being through texts and visual media representations. Methodologically I want to read this practice as constructed and staged scenarios of threat that develop their affective efficacy due to deep historical patterns of assertion and justification. The staging of threats can be described as a practice that represents an investment in the fight for a legitimate social order. I examine ‘the threat-scenarios’ as interventions whose meaning is defined by practices of real and symbolic in- and exclusions.


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